UKIP MEP Jill Seymour reappointed as Transport Spokesman

Published Nov 30, 2016

JillSeymourRole.jpgJill Seymour said: “I would like to thank the new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall for renewing my Transport brief. I will continue to work tirelessly on raising media and political awareness of projects which our taxpayers either don’t need, or can’t afford.

“HS2 is right at the top of my list, it doesn’t have a solid business case, and is costing tens of billions of pounds that we don’t have.

“I will continue to lead UKIP’s fight against this vanity project – it will benefit a tiny minority, but will be paid for by the majority. It’s not too late to come to our senses, and scrap it.”

She added: “I will also campaign for solutions to our over-congested highways – questioning the need for the growth of managed motorways, and over-the-top CCTV and camera intrusion.

“We need to stimulate growth at UK airports. All the talk recently has been about Heathrow, we need to look much wider.

Mrs Seymour said she believed the UK transport infrastructure was in need of significant financial input, and restructuring.

“Commuters should not be expected to endure day after day of overcrowded trains, timetable disruptions, and inflation-busting ticket price rises.

“We must make sure that out transport network is properly accessible to those with disabilities, and mobility problems.”

She said people should feel able to use any form of transport in the UK without fearing for their safety – and enjoy the experience.

“I never want to see our beautiful countryside and nature reserves ripped apart and covered in concrete for the sake of time and big money.”

She added: “The EU has interfered in most aspects of our transport system – mostly for very little benefit. We are dangerously over-regulated, at great cost to both the public and small to medium size businesses.”

UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Jill’s time as transport spokesman has seen her fighting for everyone’s transport needs whether they use public transport or private cars, and I have no hesitation about renewing her brief.

“Her arguments against HS2 and concerns over the continued roll-out of ‘managed motorways’ have now become part of mainstream debate, and that’s full credit to Jill.”

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